The Major Dimensions of Stratification

The Major - 3 Objective Approach Individuals are placed into social classes by using indicators of their social class such as income education

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The Major Dimensions of Stratification: (Max Weber) a) Power - the degree to which a person can control other people. b) Weath - Objects or symbols owned by human beings which have value attached to them. c) Prestige - The degree of respect, favorable regard or importance accorded to an individual by members of society. Approaches to the Study of Stratification: 1. Subjective Approach - The technique which determines the class structure of a group of individuals by having individuals indicate the social class to which they belong. 2. Reputation Approach - Individuals in a group are asked to rank other members of the group into various social classes.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Objective Approach - Individuals are placed into social classes by using indicators of their social class such as: income, education, occupation. Social Mobility- refers to movement within the social class system. Vertical Mobility- refers to a major movement up and down in social class position. The term is generally only used to refer to a movementfrom one major social class to another. Horizontal Mobility- Refers to movement within a social class. In general, there is no overall change in the social class status of an individual involved....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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